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Vydehi Cancer Centre was one of the first centers in the country to commission Image guided radiation therapy or IGRT way back in 2007, a very high end radiation unit. At Vydehi Cancer Center, the second linear accelerator machine, Versa HD-Stereotactic Precision Radiotherapy unit (Triple F) located in new Radiation zone was inaugurated on 6th February 2017 by honorable Health Minister of Karnataka. Featuring high precision beam shaping and tumor targeting, Versa HD is designed with new capabilities to provide a faster and more accurate treatment for a wider range of cancers. Versa HD offers both conventional and stereotactic treatments.
These technologies provide solutions in real time monitoring of highly conformal treatments with improved patient safety, which in turn will help in better disease control and quality of life. The department of radiation oncology deals with all the types of cancers. Radiation can be used as a primary modality in certain types of cancers such as cervical and head and neck cancers or it can be used following surgery to prevent local recurrence e.g. Breast cancer. Radiation also plays a role in downsizing the tumor there by facilitating organ and function preservation as in rectal cancer. Finally it is very effective as a palliative modality e.g. in relieving bony metastatic pain.